Thursday, October 20, 2005

Shaken & Stirred meme via John Scalzi

Gwenda Bond has started a new meme based on John Scalzi's science fiction film canon from his new book The Rough Guide to Science Fiction. Ms. Bond lists the films and bolds the ones she has seen. (I'm surprised she hasn't seen "Godzilla" but totally agree with her that "Them" deserves to be here.)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!

Back to the Future
Blade Runner
Bride of Frankenstein

Brother From Another Planet
A Clockwork Orange
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The Damned
Destination Moon
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Escape From New York
ET: The Extraterrestrial

Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers (serial) (I'm not sure whether I saw this. I saw a lot of these serials when I was a kid and didn't pay too much attention to the titles.)
The Fly (1985 version)
Forbidden Planet (This is a sad hole in my viewing, I know.)
Ghost in the Shell
The Incredibles
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 version)
Jurassic Park
Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior
The Matrix
On the Beach
Planet of the Apes (1968 version)
Solaris (1972 version)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The Stepford Wives
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Thing From Another World

Things to Come
12 Monkeys
28 Days Later
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
2001: A Space Odyssey

La Voyage Dans la Lune
War of the Worlds (1953 version)

There's some great films on that list. I may have to pick up Scalzi's book to see what he has to say about it.

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